Teacher dating a former student
"So that's the sanction and so the sanction is very harsh."Crow added the allegation has to be proven.
"You have to find out that it's true," he was quoted as saying.
The university did not provide a reason for their non-renewals in letters sent to the instructors or redacted the reason before releasing the information to The Republic.
ASU President Michael Crow told The State Press editorial board in December 2013 that ASU takes allegations against professors in relationships with students seriously."So there have been professors in relationships with students and when we find out about it, they are all fired," Crow was quoted as saying.
But there's a huge imbalance of power that comes into play in a student-professor relationship, Dziech said.
The student may get advantages not available to other students, such as better grades or recommendations for jobs or internships.
If the relationship goes bad, things can quickly sour.
On Monday, ASU's University Senate, which represents the faculty, voted on a proposal that will be more restrictive than the current policy, which now prohibits faculty from dating students in their classes or students they supervise or evaluate.Pratt and his attorney, Melissa Iyer Julian, declined to comment.ASU gave Pratt a written admonishment in 2012 after the allegations by Kunzi, records show.Graduate students may have the most to lose, Dziech said, because they rely on recommendations from professors to land teaching or research jobs. He or she can face sexual-harassment complaints or even lawsuits over the alleged behavior if trying to continue the relationship after it ends.University policy groups don't track how common it is for faculty to date students. Her theory is that higher education doesn't really want to know how often it goes on.The state paid Kunzi and her attorney ,000 last year, according to records.Her allegations are among a series involving faculty-student relationships in recent years at ASU, including two recent alleged incidents at Barrett, the Honors College.He kept telephoning and texting her, according to the suit.He told colleagues in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice about the relationship.Tompkins chaired the committee that drafted the new policy."We can't share exact data," she told faculty members. The story came a month after a blog posted by an advocacy group that was started by a former ASU student, Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault, carried similar allegations.In July, the group's founder, Jasmine Lester, filed a complaint with the U. Department of Education on behalf of herself and a group of current and former students, asking the agency to expand a federal investigation already underway into how the university handles complaints of sexual assault or harassment.